Sacked staff of Pakistan Steel Mills stick to guns 

By: News Desk      Published: 01:45 AM, 14 Jan, 2021
Sacked staff of Pakistan Steel Mills stick to guns 

 The sacked employees and their families have been staging a demo outside the house of Pakistan Steel Mills chief in Steel Town of Karachi for three days.

The demonstrators demand the government clear their dues and take steps to redress their grievance after being made jobless.

Malir Deputy Commissioner Gahanwer Ali Laghari took to Steel Town and held talks with the chief and employees. However, he left the venue without media briefing.

The federal government has been under fire after the Economic Coordination Committee approved in June firing all employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills. Over 4,500 employees were sacked in November as part of a cost reduction exercise. 

On the third day, more contingent of police along water cannon and teargas were called in at the protest site. The protesters include women and children.

Sources said the government may use force to disperse the demonstrators as the residents of Steel Town have been left in trouble.